nari’s tiny revolution

  • date: 4 october 2019
  • challenge category: clean water
  • selected tactic: tiny go slow
  • difficulty rating: doable
  • current status: completed

slow burger for nari

 nari asked the think tank to highlight the scarcity and importance of water via a go-slow action. 

after learning how much water it takes to create a single hamburger rebel tanya was given the challenge of eating one really slowly.

it takes 24,00 litres of water to make a hamburger, so 2,400 seconds to eat one, which is around 40 minutes.    

the submission:

“It’s takes everyone to participate in these tiny actions to swing the overwhelming tide of denile, ignorance & apathy.

nari, 4.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

it takes 2,400litres of water to produce 1 hamburger
a super slow hamburger eating event.
the hamburger is eaten slowly over 40 minutes, 1 second [2,400 seconds] equating each second with 1 litre of water needed to produce a hamburger.

how can we do it?

using time lapse video
a member of the task force buys a fast food burger and then takes 2.4days to consume it.
there is a split screen on the video that counts up/ down at the same time as the litres of water tick up – to correlate the relationship between huge water consumption usage in the agriculture & meat production industry.

where does it need to take place?

fast food outlet, or outside a fast food outlet.
during opening hours – inside. after opening hours – outside

are there any legal implications to the activity?

we are buying the item it is just the time it takes us to consume it.

tactic: go slow